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EXPLAINED : AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR SCHEME

EXPLAINED : AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR SCHEME

Context

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme

Details

National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) with the Ayushman Sahakar Scheme, is to contain co-operatives in creating healthcare infrastructure.will provide loans totaling Rs.10,000 crore to the potential cooperatives to arrange healthcare amenities.

Objectives of the scheme

  • To assist provision of affordable and holistic healthcare through hospitals / healthcare / education facilities by cooperative societies
  • To assist promotion of AYUSH facilities by cooperative societies
  • To assist cooperative societies meet the objectives of National Health Policy
  • To assist cooperative societies participate in the National Digital Health Mission
  • To assist cooperative societies provide comprehensive healthcare including education, services and  insurance.

About National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)

  • It  is an apex level statutory autonomous institution set up by the Government of India under an Act of the Parliament in 1963.
  • It has been created to plan and promote programmes for the production, process, market, storage, export and import of agricultural produce, foodstuffs, industrial goods, livestock, certain other commodities and services like hospital & healthcare and education etc. on cooperative principles.
  • It extends financial assistance to cooperatives at all the three tiers, Primary, District and Apex / Multi-State. NCDC is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.

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